Posts Tagged ‘Royal Caribbean International’

Royal Caribbean selects Mullen Lowe to handle creative efforts

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Pending successful contract negotiations, Mullen Lowe will will become Royal Caribbean’s creative agency, replacing J. Walter Thompson. Mullen Lowe was selected after an extensive agency review process that began back in February 2015. (royalcaribbeanblog.com)

Royal Caribbean International Recognized With Travel Weekly China And Ttg China Awards For Seventh Consecutive Year

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

For the seventh consecutive year Royal Caribbean International was recognized as the Best Cruise Operator in China by both Travel Weekly China and TTG China, two of the most influential news resources in the travel industry.

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Raise Daily Cruise Gratuities

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Come June 1, passengers on Royal Caribbean International ships sailing on or after July 1 will be asked to pay up to $1.70 per person, per day more for crew gratuities. (cruisecritic.com)

First-ever Zumba cruise sails from Fort Lauderdale in January

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

What’s billed as the first-ever Zumba cruise is scheduled to sail from Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 25 aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas cruise ship. (touch.sun-sentinel.com)

Two Cruise Ships Cancel Puerto Vallarta Calls

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises have each cancelled calls in Puerto Vallarta. The Jewel of the Seas will skip its scheduled call for May 12, and the Celebrity Infinity skipped a call that had been scheduled for May 10. (travelagentcentral.com)

Royal Caribbean Celebrates Mothers with an Additional Onboard Credit

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Royal Caribbean International today announced a special 3-day bonus offer to celebrate Mothers Day. U.S. and Canadian vacationers who make a new booking starting today through Sunday will receive up to $50 onboard credit for their cruise. (more…)

Royal Caribbean and Meyer Werft agree fourth Quantum-Class Vessel

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Quantum of the Seas (Photo credit: Meyer Werft)Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (USA) and Meyer Werft today agreed to build a fourth Quantum-class ship for delivery in spring 2019. This agreement is subject to financing and the final signing of a contract. (more…)

Cruise Holidays Honors Top Agencies and Travel Agents

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

During Vacation.com’s 17th International Conference & Trade Show onboard Quantum of the Seas, Cruise Holidays International honored its top-performing agencies and travel agents during a special ceremony. (travelagentcentral.com)

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships to Meet in Sydney for Record Australian Season

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas will meet together for the first time in Sydney Harbour on 28 November to kick off Royal Caribbean’s biggest summer in Australia. (cruisecritic.com)

Suley Named VP of Food and Beverage for Royal Caribbean, Moving from Celebrity

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Royal Caribbean International announced John Suley as the cruise line’s vice president of food and beverage operations. Chef Suley will oversee more than 265 individual restaurants aboard 23 ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Suite Class Coming to Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Royal Caribbean is working to create exclusive experiences for passengers who sail in suite-category cabins. (cruisecritic.com)

Ovation of the Seas’ NZ Itineraries in Doubt after Auckland Cuts Wharf Plans

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Two weeks after announcing the deployment of the brand new Ovation of the Seas to Australia for five itineraries to New Zealand, Royal Caribbean has been faced with its first major obstacle — Ports of Auckland has changed its plans to build a wharf big enough. (cruisecritic.com)

RCL Cruises’ Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises wraps up successful Australian season

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

During the season, a fleet of five ships were home ported in Australia and a total of 82 sailings were deployed. (etbtravelnews.com)

On Site: Vacation.com’s 17th International Conference and Trade Show

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Travel Agent is currently onboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, attending Vacation.com’s 17th International Conference and Trade Show.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Canceled Due to Oil Leak

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Majesty of the SeasRoyal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas is in an unexpected dry dock, prompting the cancellation of the ship’s next cruise, which was slated to depart Monday. (cruisecritic.com)

Royal Caribbean Spotlights New Ads, New Initiatives at Conference

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Royal Caribbean International is launching new TV commercials with music from “We Will Rock You,” the Queen musical now playing on its new Anthem of the Seas cruise ship. (travelpulse.com)

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Ship Returns to Southampton After Refurbishment

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Explorer of the Seas arrived back in the UK yesterday (April 23) after a 40-day refurbishment. The 15-year-old vessel has had 86 cabins added, increasing passenger capacity from 3,114 to 3,288, while 81 inside cabins have had virtual balconies installed. (cruisecritic.com)

Royal Caribbean Christens Newest Ship, Anthem of the Seas

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was named in Southampton, U.K., today (April 20) in a spectacular ceremony complete with Scottish pipers, a boy band, a DJ, the cast of Queen musical “We Will Rock You” and flashing wristbands. (cruisecritic.com)

Royal Caribbean No Longer Offering Last Minute Cruise Discounts

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Royal Caribbean is putting the kibosh on the practice of offering last minute discounts, the company’s head said during its recent earnings call. (cruisecritic.com)

UK market to return to growth 2015, young people greatest challenge – Leven

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The British cruise market should resume growth this year after a drop in 2014, said Stuart Leven, Managing Director of Royal Caribbean International UK & Ireland. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Offers Credit for Dynamic Dining

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley is offering repeat Quantum-class passengers an onboard credit if they choose flexible dining on the line’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. (cruisecritic.com)

Rhapsody No Longer Calls Australia Home

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

After eight summer seasons in Australia, Rhapsody of the Seas bade farewell to Sydney Harbour for the last time Friday night. (cruisecritic.com)

Video. Anthem Of The Seas Arrives In Southampton: Royal Caribbean Introduces its Next Great Adventure

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Check out Royal Caribbean’s newest adventure, the world’s most technologically advanced ship is now sailing from her homeport in Southampton, UK, through October where she will sail to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. 

Allure to Drydock at Navantia

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Allure of The SeasNavantia has entered into an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises to provide ship-repair, revitalization, upgrading and related marine services for its fleet, including an upcoming drydock for the Allure of the Seas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship, Anthem of the Seas, Arrives in UK

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas has arrived in Southampton, its homeport for the summer. (more…)

Thomson Discovery new name of Splendour of the Seas

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Thomson Cruises, part of the Anglo-German TUI AG group, will introduce Spledour of the Seas as Thomson Discovery and homeport the 69,130 gross ton ship in Palma when it launches in June next year, Travel Weekly reports. (cruisebusiness.com)

Ovation of the Seas Heading to Australia Winter 16-17

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Royal Caribbean International announced today that Australia will welcome the Ovation of the Seas as she homeports in Sydney for winter 2016-17. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

More Than 220 Fall Ill On Two Separate Royal Caribbean Operated Cruise Ships

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Just two months after the first cruise-related norovirus outbreak occurred on a Royal Caribbean vessel, two more of the company’s ships – this time traveling along the west coasts of California and Mexico – have reported a virus has led to illness in more than 215 passengers and crew members. (consumerist.com)

Columbus Cruise Center says goodbye to Anthem of the Seas

Monday, April 13th, 2015

With the final outfitting reaching the end, Columbus Cruise Center (CCCB) will say goodbye to ms Anthem of the Seas today around 9 pm. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Anthem of the Seas

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain officially received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer in a signing ceremony held in Bremerhaven, Germany. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Doubles Summer Port Calls to St. Kitts

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Just after St. Kitts’ participation in the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, the Caribbean island of St. Kitts announces that it will receive calls from two of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class vessels during the 2016 summer season, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Offers Tax-Free Cruises

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Vacationers who book a new Royal Caribbean International sailing will have their cruise booking taxes, port charges and fees paid by the cruise line, if they book from April 11 through 15, 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)